1921-03-06 - 1986-08-31
baby matthew; piano; mushroom; jo and jean; jessica in the pool and on the beach; beanbag race; jean reads a story; little hitlers; rhydypenau primary school; charlotte and sacha

1986-09-01 - 1990-08-31
christ college, brecon; music and drama; alway house; charlotte felman; eddie neizwadick; rugby; bondage bill and nobby; f-tsch; first radio recording; uncle tom’s gramophone

1990-09-01 - 1992-08-31
christ college, brecon; music and drama; exercise christmas cracker; qsl cards; the halls at blaencwm lodge; the giggleswick girls; exercise summer wine; twyn-y-gaer with z30b; exercise summer wine

1992-09-01 - 1994-09-29
christ college, brecon; music and drama; apc; birthday card; exercise christmas cracker; radio carols; signals hut radio; exercise summer wine; jamie; sophie; kate; ailsa; exercise summer wine

1994-09-30 - 1994-10-02
first weekend of amateur radio

1994-10-03 - 2000-06-30
the 90s

2000-06-30 - 2000-08-03
long mynd expedition with toby m1tss (now mm0tss)

2000-08-03 - 2001-06-14
caroline’s 40th birthday party in france; christmas; easter

2001-06-14 - 2001-07-06
ganavan sands expedition with toby m1tss (now mm0tss)

2001-07-07 - 2002-01-01
summer and christmas

2002-01-01 - 2002-07-04
sophie; camera; gloucester; offa’s dyke; cheltenham; tripod; pedalo on roath park lake; blaencwm lodge and birmingham with jean

2002-07-04 - 2002-07-14
black mountain; carmarthen fan; llyn y fan fach; call it what you will

2002-07-14 - 2002-09-01
blaencwm lodge with jean; cheltenham; postlip beer festival; london with dai

2002-09-01 - 2002-10-23
sophie; worm’s head; dai and laura get married in louth; pen-y-fan; movies in the attic; shopping with jean; cardiff arcades; birmingham with jean

2002-10-23 - 2002-11-15
sophie; southerndown; piano; piñata; news (camille) and weather (scarlett); cheltenham

2002-11-15 - 2003-01-06
christening; cameo; ‘what are you looking at?’ movie; scarlett and lorna movie; sophie plays satie and ‘little donkey’; paul and huw at the cayo; jean and paul’s 30th anniversary party; christmas at keith’s; jacques climbing; camille and sophie fighting; sick sophie pokes her tongue out; llanishen reservoir; sophie’s portrait

2003-01-06 - 2003-03-16
train to cardiff; walk to dilys birthday party at the maenllwyd; camille funny on camera; cheltenham; stars; birmingham with jean; cardiff for wales v england rugby match

2003-03-16 - 2003-03-18
auntie megan on the answering machine; snowdon by train and foot

2003-03-18 - 2003-05-23
green beer in wolverhampton; cheltenham; the mitre; llanelli v perpignan at stradey park; paul tells school stories at the great western

2003-05-23 - 2003-06-20
jean’s birthday party; wolves win promotion; upper green, tettenhall; blaencwm lodge with jean; indian restaurant near shifnal; codsall in the scimitar

2003-06-20 - 2003-09-19
uncle dave party; meal at the butcher’s; sophie; beer in wolverhampton; jessica’s birthday; cheltenham; blaencwm lodge with jean

2003-09-19 - 2003-10-05
the park vaults with huw; baking bread with camille and sophie; picking blackberries; jessica and her bear in the scimitar; jean and paul and their holiday photos; a meal at the standard restaurant

2003-10-05 - 2003-11-13
shropshire beer journeys in the scimitar; beer in wolverhampton; another answering machine message; trees, skies and supermarket

2003-11-13 - 2003-12-31
bears in howells; mid-wales beer festival; jean rides the ferris wheel on my birthday; riding on the metro; beer at the fountain, lower gornal; dj at the halfway house; wolverhampton railway station; clarendon hotel; another answering machine message; west park sunset; driving past carmarthen fan to keith’s at christmas

2003-12-31 - 2004-06-15
skylines; cuddly toys; flowers; birds; frogs

2004-06-15 - 2004-11-11
train to llangadog; blaencwm lodge; flowers; mountains; skies; trees; fig; last night of the proms in birmingham; ogmore to southerndown with brenda and trevor; newhampton; mitre

2004-11-11 - 2004-12-16
black country pub crawl with paul and huw; old swan at netherton; garth hill with brenda and trevor; beer in cardiff; trevor and camille play the piano; chapter arts centre; wales v new zealand at the millennium stadium; birds; trees

2004-12-16 - 2005-03-15
dinner at billy and naomi’s; christmas in canton; snow at blaencwm lodge; lambs; sunset; sunrise; severn valley railway on new year’s eve; the fountain at lower gornal; newhampton; canal; birds; trees; hills

2005-03-15 - 2005-04-27
blaencwm lodge, alone in the rain; birds; lost lambs; cardiff; wales v ireland in front of city hall; grand slam; dilys on a boat; cardiff cars; sophie’s impression

2005-04-27 - 2005-06-25
cherry blossom; magnetic loop antenna; flowers

2005-06-25 - 2005-06-28
exercise summer whine

2005-06-28 - 2005-07-29
flowers; copper pipe ground plane antenna in the willow tree

2005-07-29 - 2005-10-28
flowers; fig fruits; rainbows; trees; southerndown with brenda and trevor; blaencwm lodge with jean; ludlow; spiders

2005-10-28 - 2005-12-02
severn valley railway with paul and huw; bewdley; fountain at lower gornal; ludlow; frogs; fogs; train to cardiff; canton; chapter arts centre; wales v australia at the millennium stadium; snow on the way home

2005-12-02 - 2006-02-09
reversing my room; christmas at home; the mitre; paul’s dressing gown; first hearing (probably) of bill g3caq; snow; skies; churchyard; flowers; trees; jean and paul at home

2006-02-09 - 2006-04-22
train to cardiff with jean; chapter arts centre; wales v scotland at the millennium stadium with jean, huw and billy; jean at the newhampton; snow; tony and nancy; mating frogs; garden; wolverhampton; beer; birds; blossom

2006-04-22 - 2006-06-24
huw; beer; frogs; skies; tulips; shere punjab restaurant; blossom; fig; jean in the newhampton garden; robin song; sunny ludlow; sunny bridgnorth; john and paul in town for jean’s birthday; newhampton; mitre; train to cardiff; chapter arts centre with brenda and trevor; paul at an indian restaurant on cowbridge road; king’s road; plough and harrow, monknash; swallow on a fence; jackdaw on the lawn; drinking with strangers at the mitre; peonies; daisies; wistaria; flowers; insects

2006-06-24 - 2006-06-25
exercise summer whine

2006-06-26 - 2006-08-20
flowers; fig; wistaria; beer; skies; spider; walsall with jean and paul; dilys at marks and spencer; brenda and trevor; photographs and signs; billy on the sax; blaencwm lodge with jean

2006-08-20 - 2006-09-30
fig fruits; magnetic loop antenna; motor-driven capacitor; rainbows; honeysuckle; huw; mitre; brierley hill; old swan; dudley bus station; tettenhall road; flowers; spiders

2006-09-30 - 2006-10-12
first contact with toby mm0tss; skies; berries

2006-10-12 - 2006-10-18
train to cardiff; ridgeway walk with brenda and trevor; fungus; trees; sloes; llanilltud fawr; train home

2006-10-18 - 2006-11-19
pod; autumn leaves; fig; robin song; skies; frost; birmingham on the train with jean; canal; wood duck

2006-11-19 - 2006-11-20
autumn leaves; jean and paul on the severn valley railway; lunch at bewdley

2006-11-20 - 2007-01-25
autumn leaves; jean in the garden; fig; camellia; willow tree; white feather; christmas tree; car fm radio; lights and magnetic loop antenna in the garden; robin song; severn valley railway; jean and paul around bridgnorth; brenda and trevor by the canal; chickens; newhampton inn; trees; rainbow; flowers

2007-01-25 - 2007-02-01
birds; trees; car journey to cardiff through gloucestershire with jean; huw and trevor at the club for snooker; ogmore with brenda and trevor; choughs; sea fisherman; roath park lake; photo of brenda’s father; cardiff central station; train home through shrewsbury

2007-02-01 - 2007-04-04
wolverhampton; saint john’s church; tettenhall road; trees; birds; skies; lamppost; snow; frog spawn; daffodils; willow tree; tadpoles; robin; magnetic loop antenna; pruned trees

2007-04-04 - 2007-04-12
skywire loop antenna; link-coupled atu; first 60m contact with toby mm0tss

2007-04-12 - 2007-04-20
w6rca/w5dxp ladder line switching network; link-coupled atu; paul’s birthday; jean in the kitchen; pruned willow tree; sunny dandelion and bluebell flowers (and jean) in the front garden

2007-04-20 - 2007-05-18
walk to parkdale; trees; sunset; young fig leaves; lime hawk-moth; nasturtium; dandelions; flowers; daisies; wistaria; jean and paul clear out canton and deliver a sofa to john and paul; blaencwm lodge; fungus on the tree by the ring road (and insects on the fungus); peony; azalea

2007-05-18 - 2007-06-11
etching epoxy board servo-driven rotary capacitor; peony; foxgloves; wistaria; robin; creeper reaching for fig; motor-driven linear capacitor; magnetic loop antenna; wood pigeon and song thrush; water snail; tadpoles

2007-06-11 - 2007-06-23
brenda and trevor watch a wheatear nest between ogmore and southerndown; sheep and lambs; garth hill; foxgloves; flowers; trig point; me; ‘hold my hand’; larks; trees; wenallt woods; fungus; horses; gulls; magnetic loop antenna

2007-06-23 - 2007-06-25
magnetic loop antenna; exercise summer whine

2007-06-25 - 2007-07-17
motor-driven rotary capacitor; bees; flowers; plants; trees; skies; thistles; spiny lime leaves

2007-07-17 - 2007-07-24

2007-07-24 - 2007-08-05
trees; fig leaves; light under the willow tree; pear tree stump; honeysuckle; foxgloves; geraniums; young robin; spiny lime leaves; jean and paul drink tea in the garden; sky; herb robert; flowers; wistaria leaves; jessica’s birthday in hay-on-wye; river wye

2007-08-05 - 2007-08-08
abergavenny with jean and paul to listen to dave’s gig; cardiff with brenda and trevor; jessica and mervyn; dave, elaine and valerie; meal at the butcher’s; sitting in the garden; sunset on the drive home

2007-08-08 - 2007-08-21
bridgnorth with elaine and valerie

2007-08-21 - 2007-09-24
nasturtium flowers; fig leaves; slug; sunny music; bill g3caq’s place; wolverhampton roadsides

2007-09-24 - 2007-10-01
magnetic loop antenna; motor-driven linear capacitor

2007-10-01 - 2007-10-09
magnetic loop antenna; motor-driven linear capacitor; views from the bay tree

2007-10-09 - 2007-10-15
magnetic loop antenna; motor-driven linear capacitor

2007-10-15 - 2007-10-20
train via birmingham to cardiff; llanilltud fawr with brenda and trevor; cliffs; grey skies; butterfly; crossword; chinese food; fungus on a dewy lawn; wenallt woods; trevor cleans boots; jo and paul in their new kitchen; woofferton masts and fortified house from the train

2007-10-20 - 2007-11-19
yellow (and white, like a skull) fungus on the tree by the ring road; orange sunrise

2007-11-19 - 2007-11-27
birthday in birmingham with jean and paul; canal; tiger wok; shadowy cherry tree; exercise christmas cracker

2007-11-27 - 2007-12-21
insect indoors; skies; fig; fire; new memory card in camera; trees; keyboard and music; birds

2007-12-21 - 2007-12-29
squirrel; murky car journey to cardiff; brenda and trevor for christmas; piano; trainers; jean and paul go to sean’s wedding; trevor sorts pages; porridge on the stove; skies; frost; meal at the butchers with jessica and mervyn and john and paul; and dylis; paul and john play with a clockwork car; billy, naomi, michael and violet stop by; violet’s card; dylis dances her way out of the sitting room

2007-12-29 - 2008-01-06
willow tree; gloomy west park; tettenhall road; codsall walk; upper green; golf club; field; telephone kiosk; trees; brook; allotments; fields; horses; bill g3caq’s place; funny carvery sign; north-west walk; water; staffordshire way

2008-01-06 - 2008-01-16
south-west walk; canal; trees; ducks; bird boxes; reflections; football match; skies; strange rainbow; north-east walk; coop; fields; staffordshire way; bridges; funny graffiti; signposts; railway bridges; heron; red sky at night

2008-01-16 - 2008-01-31
goldfinches in brenda and trevor’s garden; rhiwbina sunset; mark selby on the television; dilys’ 90th birthday party; trevor on the piano; michael and violet watch the simpsons movie

2008-01-31 - 2008-03-02
rainbow; yellow morning; blackbirds; earthquake; daffodils; crocuses

2008-03-02 - 2008-04-04
churchyard; garden; daffodils; trees; crocuses; magnolia; upper green; buzzards; gravestones

2008-04-04 - 2008-04-14
rosemary; water snails; frog spawn; tadpoles; nuthatch; flowers; dandelion; trees; snow; willow tree; garden

2008-04-14 - 2008-04-28
flowers in the road; churchyard; tulips; pruned fig; jean in the garden

2008-04-28 - 2008-05-04
jean and paul in birmingham to watch tristan’s piano performance at the conservatoire; mary and michael; coffee cup; view from wolverhampton station car park; frog on the pavement; blaencwm lodge with jean; knighton; hills; washing line; dandelions; garage; hedge flowers; lletyrhyddod sign; telephone; stream; horse; bamboo; primroses; grassy trainers; roadworks; rainbow

2008-05-04 - 2008-05-26
apple blossom; rose at the newhampton inn; azalea; peony; rose; fig

2008-05-26 - 2008-06-07
beam antenna and train in shrewsbury; brenda and trevor; canal walk; trees; robin; mallards; stoner’s poetry in the hide; cardinal beetle; shield bug; jean and luke; luke and paul; brenda and trevor, pretender and champion, in the back garden; trevor plays with the band in the church; passing a horse in the car; garth hill; foxgloves; larks; fungus; sheep; ogmore to southerndown; lambs; new approach road; thistle; choughs through binoculars; surfers; ‘hold my hand’ reprise; walk back from the butcher’s at night; shrewsbury station

2008-06-07 - 2008-06-28
young fig leaves

2008-06-28 - 2008-07-09
exercise summer whine

2008-07-09 - 2008-08-04
female stag beetle on my bed; fig leaves; sun; plants; apple tree; little yellow wall flower; trying on purple jeans; sunrise; collinear antenna; nuthatch on the feeder; jessica’s birthday in avebury; stones; sheep; trees; jean; paul; mervyn

2008-08-04 - 2008-08-17
brenda and trevor’s garden; young starling; greenfinches; cardiff bay barrage with jean, john and dylis; flat holm and steep holm; boats and buoys; pink watchtower; concrete society award; blaencwm lodge with jean; speckled wood butterfly; apple tree; pheasant; berries; small white butterfly

2008-08-17 - 2008-09-23
herald moth; star wars box set; bedside radio; berries; rainbow; toby m0tss/m; apple tree; roses; jean in the kitchen; blaencwm lodge with jean; oak tree; penybont; sheep; severn valley railway with paul; bridgnorth sheds; signal box and castle; toilet on the train; west midlands safari park

2008-09-23 - 2008-10-10
brenda and trevor walk along the cliff at penarth; caerphilly mountain; ogmore to southerndown; grasshopper; cliffs; jackdaws; sheep; trevor cleans his car, then hits me with cushions; wenallt woods; white fungus; trees; shiny beetles; brenda at stile; dilys at a bistro in penarth; john and paul look cool; dylis in jean’s shawl; jessica and mervyn; dylis drinks coffee; penarth pier; fast boats; llanwrtyd wells; land rover; sugar loaf; cynghordy; roses and rot outside blaencwm lodge kitchen; lilies in the sitting room; hdr testing; apple tree; tall tree; churchyard

2008-10-10 - 2008-11-07
west park; squirrel; trees; geese on the lake; coots and ducks; pigeons; goose; swan; white goose; wistaria leaves; churchyard; orange leaves; shop reflection; beatties reflection; saint peter’s church; green man; ducks and geese; swan; dog in lotus; jean and paul semi-naked in the garden; kitchen bin; spider and egg sac

2008-11-07 - 2008-12-25
brenda’s birthday; wales v south africa at the millennium stadium; spanish restaurant; jean in birmingham; frankfurt christmas market; hairy bikers; sunny fig; illness; side gate steam

2008-12-25 - 2009-02-02
car journey to cardiff for christmas with brenda and trevor; strange sunrise; skies; jessica and mervyn; 2 christmas puddings; paul asleep on the sofa; trevor on the telephone; presents; walks; parks; trains; flowers; birds; reflections; train journey in the dark; misty masts at woofferton; snow; magnolia; severn valley railway with paul; happy workers at bewdley; dmu; jean and john in the garden; mary and michael; jan and jane; snowy apple tree; vegetables in the oven; sun; fig; willow tree

2009-02-02 - 2009-03-14
ic-706 on batteries; ground plane antenna testing; tall tree; camera clock; field strength meter; ic-706 master oscillator calibration; frog spawn in the pond

2009-03-14 - 2009-03-16
exercise easter bunny; frog spawn in the pond

2009-03-16 - 2009-04-16
first use of mic paddle for morse code; early morning photography; horses; daffodils; trees; upper green; sun; tettenhall clock; plants; churchyard; spring flowers; morse code from cuba; brenda and trevor visit; newhampton inn; truncated booze cruise; kestrel on a church roof; magnolia; tadpoles; exceptional conditions on 60m; radio from barr beacon

2009-04-16 - 2009-05-01
trains; brenda and trevor; dandelions; first kite antenna; garth hill; llanilltud fawr; gorse and blackthorn blossom; craig-yr-allt; wenallt woods; trees; apple blossom; train ride home; dreams; audio recorders

2009-05-01 - 2009-05-25
tadpoles; robin; qrp cw; raynet; clematis; radio thunder; toby mm0tss tries qrp; 60m beacons; 30m beacons; sporadic e event; torbay on 40m; hearing ian m0iaa’s contact; fledglings

2009-05-25 - 2009-06-26
flowers; bees’ nest; frog; nesting birds; azalea relocation; well uncovered by construction work; 10m lift; girlfriend joke; l-match + balun; jean and paul at wimbledon; anne keothavong; ana ivanovic

2009-06-26 - 2009-07-01
brenda and trevor’s 60th wedding anniversary weekend; val’s acts; group photo; mozart divertimento number 3; cake photos; dave and trevor make music; water lily; blue sky

2009-07-01 - 2009-08-01
laser hot hits emails; dreams; young robins; balanced l-match; electrical storms; pleasant shopping; sporadic e propagation; 10m beacons; west park; malcolm g6zfz; qrp morse code qso on 10m

2009-08-01 - 2009-09-12
jessica’s birthday; plough and harrow, monknash; butterflies; porthcawl; fungus; herring gulls; rest bay; six-spot burnet; water lilies; frogs; flying ants on garth hill; snooker; frog in the house; kitchen demolition; bedside roberts radio

2009-09-12 - 2009-10-01
toby m0tss/m drives south on holiday; with jean at the launderette in compton; heron by the canal; dream music; toby visits us on his way home from holiday; newhampton inn; maharaja; severn valley railway autumn steam gala; tiger wok

2009-10-01 - 2009-10-31
recuperation with gran and gramps; rolled variable capacitor for portable use; rainbow; nokia ringtone from morocco; russian totty on 11m (cb); autumn leaves; re-attached the skywire loop for the first time since the building started; gospel music dream (paul heaton)

2009-10-31 - 2009-11-28
mushrooms; flying an inverted vee antenna on a kite in codsall and compton; nuthatch on the front wall; paul and jean in their new kitchen; anorexic sophie; shuga budz halloween cake; my first pasties

2009-11-28 - 2010-01-01
exercise christmas cracker; visit to gran and gramps; redwing; magpies; roath park bridges and birds; winter hf radio; buckwheat poisoning; christmas in london

2010-01-01 - 2010-03-15
new year trip on the severn valley railway; red rainbow; stay with gran and gramps; canal; forest farm bittern quest; mars and moon over rhiwbina; imbolc; jogging; early morning vcr courier trip to cardiff; 40m qso with toby

2010-03-15 - 2010-06-01
cardiff to visit gran and gramps; caerphilly mountain; southerndown; porthcawl mole hills; plough and harrow; paul’s 60th birthday; severn valley railway trip; birthday/retirement party

2010-06-01 - 2010-08-27
cardiff visit; great weather; walks; reed bunting; blue tits feeding; wild garlic; baby robins; swifts on upper green; sunny laundry; fedora 13; noctilucent clouds; auntie megan’s funeral; grand piano investigations; green woodpeckers; dylis/cottage trip

2010-08-27 - 2011-01-06
discussion of dreams; friendly runners; stay with gran and gramps (delia recipes); badminton; gran and gramps visit for gran’s birthday; tiger wok; beer; attingham park; longmynd hotel; heron on the roof; variations on a theme of corelli; ripping music onto sd card for ma and pa’s new car; november snow; pre-christmas visit to gran and gramps; lunar eclipse obscured; mary and michael new house dream; grand piano in workshop; christmas; new year with gwen and john

2011-01-06 - 2011-05-26
severn valley railway with john; ill with cold; grand piano in showroom; woodpile fungus; great central railway trip with toby; trip with audio recorder to gran and gramps; gran and gramps visit for gramps’ birthday; gramps’ piano recording; exercise summer whine

2011-05-26 - 2011-11-26
the curry secret; trip to gran and gramps; colin and janet’s 50th anniversary do; stella session; trip to gran and gramps; grangetown tour; new path on locks common; severn estuary near the lighthouse and marshfield; plum tree full of fruit; plum ketchup; november trips to severn valley railway

2011-11-26 - 2012-06-23
exercise christmas cracker; christmas in cardiff; new year on the severn valley railway; wolverhampton girls state prison

2012-06-23 - 2012-12-31
sophie and gran recovery; captain’s wife (dylis singing) and porthcawl; tea chez renée and cold

2013-01-01 - 2014-09-15
flooded bewdley on new year’s day; trevor in brum for some jazz at the old joint stock; fig and storms in summer; christmas; rainbows; visiting gramps in hospital; wales-france match at millenium stadium; trevor’s birthday in hospital; paul’s birthday on the severn valley railway; great western beer festival; wetherspoon cider festival; dave and val in cardiff

2014-09-16 - 2015-12-25
wetherspoon beer festival; single-session magnetic loop antenna; birthday trips to severn valley railway and birmingham; christmas including weston park; new year at great western and severn valley railway; kite antenna in hill snook park; trevor poetry; mad goldcrest; no key at the cottage; gran dream

2015-12-26 - 2017-07-03
maiden qso with cris iz3cqi; bartók at cbso centre; matthew’s birthday; christmas; log stacking; first sight test; outdoor qrp; radio construction

2017-07-03 - 2017-09-13
radio activity at another place; bender with huw; piano moved

2017-09-13 - ????-??-??
bridgnorth bender with peter and huw